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Oct 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
. ♪ >> chris: as obama and romney face off one last time, on foreign policy, we'll have our own debate. on the terror strike in libya, the upheaval in syria, and, iran's nuclear ambitions. democratic senator dick durbin, versus republican lindsay graham. durbin and graham, only, on fox news sunday. then, it has been a rollercoaster ride in the polls. we'll talk numbers with the man in charge of gallup, the grand daddy of polling firms, editor-in-chief, frank you newport and we are down to the final 16 days of the campaign. we'll ask our sunday panel, what to expect, in the race to the finish line. and, from a tense debate, to laughs over dinner, it was quite a week on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again from fox news in washington. with just 16 days until the election, president obama and governor romney meet one last time monday night for a debate on foreign policy. we want to preview the issues with a debate of our own, dick durbin, the number 2 democrat in the senate joins us from his home state of illinois and a top republican on fo
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Oct 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
% to president obama's 47.1%, but keep in mind this is well within that margin of error meaning tonight this race is still locked in a dead heat. we begin in florida. mitt romney agrees to flip a coin for a friendly touch football game between his staff and the traveling press corps. romney's advisors say they expect a strong performance. >> we have to have a strong national security structure, and i think you will see governor romney contrasting that with the economic failures of the last four years. >> in maryland, the president wrapped up his own debate preparation and headed to florida. his advisers say they are confident the president will reach out to women. >> the president has been a strong and steady leader. we have response plea ended the war in iraq. we are going to end the war in afghanistan. alkyd dough is a shadow of its former shelf. >> out to colorado now. vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke to supporters talking about the stakes at risk in this election with a final stop in pueblo this afternoon. >> look, president obama, he cannot run on his record. 15% of our
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Oct 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >> obama campaign doesn't have a plan. it's slipping because he's talking about smaller and smaller things despite the fact that the america has huge challenges and that this is such an opportunity for america. >> back to virginia now. that is where paul ryan headed to bristol, virginia. we'll take the founding principals that made us great in the first place and we're going reapply him to the problems of the day and get this country back on track and we'll help good job creators back in the my of fighting jobs. >> reporter: and we land here at washington d.c. where joe biden talked about breast cancer research. >> it shows us how long i was in the senate. think about it. think about how far things have come. but there are still too many women getting the dreaded call from their doctors and too many families dealing with the fear and reality. >> reporter: with less than two weeks left, the places are to visit are many but the days to get there or running out. >> let's bring in our play analyst for some more insight. we want to look at this new ap poll thats with just released today
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Oct 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
virginia beach on monday due to the upcoming hurricane sandy. we were recently in touch with the obama campaign. they told us they are still monitoring the developments in those storm tracks sue just told us. they're going to be making a decision about this planned rally. as president obama continues to monitor this along with fema officials. today on the trail, it was business as usual in the next to last weekend before the election got under way. we begin in iowa this friday. mitt romney attending a rally at a construction business in ames, iowa. he's continuing to make a strong push in iowa, a state democrats carried just four years ago. >> four years ago candidate obama spoke to the scale of the times. today he shrinks from it trying instead to distract our attention from the biggest issues to the smallest, from characters on "sesame street" and silly word games to personal attacks he knows are false. >> reporter: the president staying in washington today visiting the democratic national committee offices on capitol hill later criticizing mitt romney's response to the benghazi atta
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Oct 24, 2012 6:30pm EDT
blitz is under way. president obama and mitt romney hitting several must win states in 24 hour. could it all come down to ohio? we dig deeper as the race for the white house remains in a dead heat. our live coverage you decide 2012 starts now. >> thanks for joining us everybody. the candidates crisscrossing the country. >> today is kicking off president obama's longest campaign trip of this election cycle. five days in just -- five states in just two states and while mitt romney continues his campaign through western states. we are going to start in reno nevada tonight where mitt romney was talking up his record on small business creation and romney drew sharp differences between himself and president obama. >> small businesses were some two third of the jobs come from in this country. i want to get small business going again. that means i want to keep taxes down on small business. >> and from nevada we are going to head to iowa where early voting has begun and president obama at the mississippi valley fairgrounds today around the clock two day, 5,000-mile campaign trip. >> we're goin
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Oct 23, 2012 10:30pm EDT
dropped charged under the world war i he is peen. >>> president obama and mitt romney fresh off their final debate hit the road in campaign attacks during visit to states that will decide the 2012 race. we're going to take a more in depth look but first up nichol collins with how the day played out. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail trying to put fresh emphasis on his plans for a second term while releasing what his team calls a blue print for the future. >> my plan actually be move america forward. >> reporter: the president outlined his jobs plan picking through previously released proposals and his campaign releasing an ad again trying to hone in on a second term message. mitt romney's campaign releasing two ads today, one highlighting his plan to create 12 million jobs. >> i'm going to make sure we get people off of food stamps. >> reporter: president obama also stopped in battle ground ohio with joe biden and continued to portray mitt romney as the candidate changing his position to get elected. >> that's called romnesia. we joke about governor romney bein
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
oval office hits the final stretch now. president obama and republican challenger mitt romney is hitting the swing states, paying particular attention to the buckeye state. steve brown has the latest now from the campaign trail. >> you have -- >> president obama starting off the day at a doughnut shop in tampa, florida, getting dozens of glazed treats for a planned visit of a firehouse downtown. >> the president of the united states of america! [ cheering ] >> reporter: later, he addressed supporters at a nearby campaign rale, part of his 48-hour campaign frenzy. >> i ve come to florida today to does ask you for your vote. >> reporter: there-from-there, it was off to richmond, virginia, for another rally. >> are you fired up? >> yeah! >> are you ready to go? >> yeah! >> reporter: the president spent the day painting republican challenger mitt romney has someone who, because he constantly switches positions, can't be trusted. >> trust matters. you want to know whoever is in the oval office is going to fight for you. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> repor
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Oct 23, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. ♪ >>> two weeks away. the final stretch right now underway. president obama and mitt romney getting their message out after last night's final debate. >> i think they look at that and saw weakness. >> here's my plan for the next four years. >> the candidates also targeting your tv screen, releasing new ad in hope of getting your vote. our coverage starts right now. thanks for joining us tonight for this news edge special, you decide 2012. i'm brian baller. the candidates have fanned around key battleground states. >> reporter: a busy day, all four candidates on both tickets were back out on that campaign trail this afternoon. on the democratic side, president obama and vice president biden split up, heading to two key battleground states while mitt romney and paul ryan worked together to lock up votes out west. ♪ >> reporter: we begin in del ray beach, florida, after spending the night in the sunshine state. the president appear at a rally describing mitt romney's proposals as being in a time warp. >> part of the reason i think it's hard for governor romney to do is, you know, his
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Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> chris: i'm chris wallace, with nine days until the election, obama an romney pull out all th ♪ >> chris: it is the swing state show down. as the candidates crisscross the country. we'll discuss where the race stands and what issues matter most, with senators from the states who will decide the election. republicans rob portman of ohio. and ron johnson of wisconsin. democrats mark virginia and mark udall of colorado and how does the electoral map look going in to the last week of the campaign, we'll ask the sunday panel where the race will be won and lost and from fine debate to around the clock rallies, we're on the stretch, on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. we'll get to our coverage of the presidential race, in a moment. but, first, that huge storm that is bearing down on the east coast, threatening millions, as well as disrupting campaign schedules. here's the latest on the storm from the fox news extreme weather center, in new york. >> chris, yes, the storm likely we've never seen before, anywh
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Oct 21, 2012 8:00am EDT
content of this advertising. >>> the pressure is mounting on the obama administration to be more direct about their response to the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. fox5's molly hannonberg reports. >> reporter: republican lawmakers are turning up the heat on the bomb administration over the libya attack. newly released state department documents show ambassador stevens was worried about the situation predicting back in june that the violence in libya was likely to continue and worsen. in a letter to president obama they wrote -- >> reporter: the obama administration has said there was no intelligence suggesting an attack was imminent. some democrats on capitol hill say republicans are trying to take political advantage of the attack. >> do you think it's a coincidence that two days before a national debate over foreign policy they release these documents? this is pure politics, and the american people deserve better. >> reporter: also gop senators john mccain, lindsey graham and yacht have sent a second letter to the intelligence leaders saying -- the chairman of the
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Oct 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
house hits the final stretch as president obama and mitt romney tour the country. making stops in key battle ground states. fox's john roberts has the latest now from reno, nevada. >> reporter: president obama racking up the miles in an effort to peel up the votes. mr. obama starting his day off in iowa and will be making stops in colorado, nevada, florida, virginia, and ohio the next two days. >> and i had to search to ask you for your vote. to ask you for your support so we can finish what we started. >> reporter: many say the buckeye state could be the deciding factor in the battle for the oval office. the commander in chief making more campaign stops there than any other state. vice president judien in marion -- joe biden in in marion, ohio, trying to keep him and the president on the job for another four years. >> the president and i will not stand by and let china break international trade agreements that hurt the people of ohio or any other state. >> reporter: romney's running mate, paul ryan, also courting voters in the buckeye state by doing four more years of an obama wh
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Oct 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
15 days before election day, and president obama and governor mitt romney are taking on foreign policy in their final presidential debate. fox's craig bosswell is live in boca raton with the latest. craig, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, will b. four hours from now. expect -- well, about four hours from now, president obama and mitt romney will sit at the same table in close proximity and point out their differences in foreign policy. the 90-minute event takes place in florida, a must-win state. there are 29 electoral votes here, more than 10% than they will need on election night. >> i want to hear what they have to say. to make my decision based on. that. >> reporter: last week, president obama and mitt romney bitterly disagreed on foreign policy. expect that to reignite tonight, particularly on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, afghanistan, iran's nuclear ambitions and the rise of china, the economy is expected to surpass the u.s. in the next decade. >> he will project standing with the allies like israel, it's not overruling generals and having to
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
pictures and video. >>> 11 days away from election night and president obama, mitt romney trading jabs today. there are also concerns hurricane sandy is affecting the race. tom fitzgerald with that. >> reporter: the romney complained announced tonight they have decided to postpone a rally they were going to have in virginia beach on monday. meanwhile, president obama and former president clinton are due to campaign together in prince william county virginia on monday but right now campaign officials are telling us that that could change depending on hurricane sandy. meanwhile, g.o.p. presidential candidate mitt romney, he was in iowa today trying to take back a state that the president obama won in 2008. president obama for the most part stayed here in washington today giving a round of radio interviews in which he blasted romney adviser john sanunu's comment that powell's endorsement of the was both both are african-americans. governor romney showed his economic plans on the heels of a government report showing economic growth in the country was better than expected last month. >> thi
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
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Oct 26, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> we are following breaking news in waldorf, maryland. a man and woman were shot while walking on a path behind westlake high school. one of them has died and tonight the shooter is still on the run. fox 5's audrey barnes on live on the scene. what happened? >> reporter: i'm at the entrance to that footpath on hampshire circle at gopher court. behind me is where police blocked off the entrance. a couple in their 40s were out walking their dog about 7:15 tonight when they encountered a lone gunman who unloaded his handgun shooting the couple multiple times and as you said, the woman in their 40s has died. police are still -- her 40s has died. police are still on the scene. i want to bring in diane richardson from the charles county sheriff's office to give us more information. at this point do you have any idea what the motive was behind the shooting? >> no. first this is highly unusual in this area and quite frankly very upsetting because this is a very quiet area. apparently this suspect was on the footpath and for unk
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Oct 24, 2012 11:30pm EDT
barack obama is re-elected, what will the next four years be like? one: the debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion. two: 20 million americans could lose their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medicare cuts that hurt current seniors. five reasons we can't afford four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. four more years of barack obama. rachel and sam have a house. now they want a home. a home where everything feels like it's designed just for them. where the styles they love fit into the wallet they have. big or small they want furniture that makes life better. that's why they visit us. we're more than a home improvement store. we're ikea, the life improvement store. [ knocking ] oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to go? these days, nobody has time to get sick. but minuteclinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infectio
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
up for a lack of a plan for obama's second term. both candidates eventually said the other isn't telling the truth. >> his deficit plan doesn't reduce the deficit. it adds to it. his foreign policies from the 1980s. his social policy's from the 1950s. his economic policies are from the 1920s. so everything he's doing right now is to hide his real position. >> this is a status quo candidacy. his is a -- message of going forward with the same policies the last four years and that's why his campaign is slipping and that's why ours is gaining so much steam. >> reporter: you know the president also made a bit of news last night for our region during the debate on the subject of defense cuts, the president said flatly that the sequestration cuts that could result in a loss of thousands of defense industry jobs in our area, the president's words would not happen. however, ryan during an interview today with an obama campaign spokesperson, they would not be able to tell fox 5 how the president can guarantee that these congressionally mandated cuts are going to be avoided in the president
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Oct 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
muckrakers. we have the entire video on our web site. >>> president obama racks up the freak flyer miles today as the cross-country campaign tour hits four more states. the president begins his day with a rally in tampa, florida. a stump peach early this afternoon in richmond, virginia. he is off to chicago after that to cast hi pal lot in early voting and a nighttime rally in ohio. governor mitt romney will also lend spent his whole day in ohio making three stops on a bus tour. >>> the president traveled more than 5,000 miles before his campaign day was done yesterday. one stop in l.a. to be on the tonight show and the president got in a dig at romney when asked whether he favored detroit or san francisco in the world series. mr.obama said he didn't want detroit to go bankrupt and was partial to the tigers. the president also used the appearance to poke fun at donald trump who yesterday challenged the president to release all of his college and passport records in exchange for trump making a $5 million donation to a charity of the president's choice. >>> just a reminder to tune in for f
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Oct 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> making headlines this morning, president obama cast his ballot before the election. why this made history in more ways than one. and a look at the latest polls this morning. >> also ahead, more fall outfrom an undercover video of a candidate's son caught up in a conversation about voter faud. fox 5 morning news is back in a moment. mo anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. imillion dollars for marylandnd one hundred schools.ty... question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of do
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Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
, giving mitt romney the edge over barack obama. independent voters and women remain in the cross hairs for the candidates. fox's doug luzader has the latest now from the campaign trail >> reporter: certainly seen this race tighten up considerably over just the past month. this is the average of polls. there's not much space between governor romney and president obama. romney has widened his lead a bit since yesterday and it has the president running to catch up. nothing matches the campaign tools a president has, air force one rolling up to a rally. later, the president running to the podium. >> are you fired up? [ applause ] >> reporter: after a marathon day, his voice was nearly gone. >> even though my voice is getting kind of hoarse, i've still got a spring in my step. >> reporter: the president even cast his vote early yesterday in chicago. with his poll numbers flagging, his campaign hopes early voters help lock down the lead he had weeks ago. the obama strategy involves women and young voters. the president referring to romney, "well, that's a b-ser, i can tell." if mitt romney f
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Oct 25, 2012 4:25am EDT
. >>> in the race for the white house, president obama and mitt romney are crisscrossing swing states. the president will be in tampa this morning before heading to richmond this afternoon. mr.obama then heads to chicago to cast his ballot in early voting and finally speaks at a campaign event in ohio later tonight. mitt romney is touring ohio by bus starting today in cincinnati. he will speak in columbus this afternoon and ends the day outside toledo. >>> the fallout continues over the controversial comments made by an indiana senatorial candidate named richard mourdock about rape and abortion. >> it has even caught the attention of president obama while while mourdock works to clarify his statement. ainsley earhart has the for the- up this morning. >> reporter: even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> reporter: the controversial comment about abortion made by richard mourdock has caught at tension of president obama. paying a visit to the tonight show with jay leno, mr. obama took a moment to speak about the issue
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Oct 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
obama and mitt romney are racking up frequent flyer miles. both will make the hard push. the president heads to richmond for a rally tomorrow. and sunday romney has three in the state. joins us live from capitol hill with more. doug good morning. >> reporter: good morning. unless you live in one of those handful of swing states, you are not going to see these guys in person as the campaign travel reaches a fever pitch. >>> we can add another 5,000 milester today as president obama travels back and forth actually spending the night on board. mitt romney isn't far behind after rallies yesterday. >> what you are seeing from the obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign. the president is out of ideas andre going to make sure he's out of office. >> give him the edge nationally. tracking poll puts it at 5 points. the swing states get more complicated. may come down to ohio. the president was in dayton yesterday. >> we know we're not where we need to be. but we've made real progress. we have to build on that progress. we can't go back to what got us into this mess. we need
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Oct 20, 2012 11:30pm EDT
the city, they won't be changing. >>> the pressure is announcementing on the obama administration to be more open and direct on the attack in libya. republican lawmakers are joining the growing calls for more transparency as they voice their concerns and their questions of the attack are going unanswered. molly heppenberg reports. >> reporter: republican lawmakers are turning up the heat on the libya attack. newly released state department documents show that ambassador stevens was worried about the security prediction saying in june that the violence was likely to continue and worsen. they were made public by darrell issan. a letter to presume a they write, quote, not only did the administration reject her requests for increased security despite escalating violence and to decrease the existing cat gory to dangerous and ineffective levels. we were told that the administration did this to effectuate a policy of normalization in libya after the conclusion of the civil war and the obama administration said there was no evident suggesting the attack was imminent and some republicans -
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Oct 21, 2012 11:15pm EDT
poll being gallup. >> the obama campaign has to be calculating which battleground states they can afford to lose and still win. what will you be watching for? a pivotal moment where you'll say this thing is changing here? >> i'm glad you asked that question, because i'll get to be a prophet. if mitt romney starts going and traveling to ohio -- excuse me, to pennsylvania or michigan, then barack obama campaign is in terrible shape, because he's not going there just because he likes those states. he thinks they're in play. now they're supposed to be solidly safe states for barack obama. paul ryan was in pittsburgh over the weekend, but that's the vice president. that could be a head fake. if you see the presidential candidate, mitt romney, going into michigan or pennsylvania, then obama is in trouble. >> the debate will focus on foreign policy. the response to the attack in benghazi continues to dominate headlines. on the jon stewart show, the president said talking about the victims, it was not optimal. >> that was a terrible statement. i can't use another -- and i'm sure mitt romn
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Oct 20, 2012 10:30pm EDT
of in -- in november. >>> the final showdown between president obama and governor mitt romney in 48 hours. the candidates will scare off and in one final debate. he's the latest. >> reporter: with 17 days to go until the election, monday's foreign policy debate will be the last shot for either candidate to address audiences in the tens of millions. president obama spent the day at camp david preparing for the final faceoff with mitt romney and he's infla preparing for the debate. both reports were posted on the federal election commission website last night. the obama campaign collected $126 million in november to mitt romney's $77 million. at the beginning of october, mr. obama had $99 million left in his campaign account and mitt romney had 63 million. the running mate was talking about up energy independence today yo and on day one when he's faced with the decision to build a keystone pipeline, we will say you can build that and the oil won't go to china. >> reporter: he hit romney on foreign and domestic policy. >> all of a sudden, romney claims he doesn't have a $5 trillion tax
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Oct 27, 2012 11:45pm EDT
really like. captioned by closed captioning services, inc ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. lavar arringhate it.ate losing. but right now we're losing jobs and money for
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
:16 now, the hurricane is effecting the presidential race. president barack obama is scrapping plans now to campaign in three states and he just canceled a rally this morning in florida. he is now returning from florida to monitor hurricane sandy. mitt romney is still campaigning in ohio, iowa, and wisconsin today. he canceled three stops in virginia yesterday, and an event scheduled in new hampshire for tomorrow. >>> hurricane sandy is also causing trouble with early voting. after long lines in saturday, today, early voting is canceled in maryland, the governor declared a state of emergency. the dc board of elections will decide later today if early voting will be canceled tomorrow. >>> all right chuck sharon with us once again to bring us the latest on this storm which intensified overnight. >> in fact, pressure down about an hour ago, i know to most people that doesn't mean a lot, to the weather people, that tells us it's only getting stronger. i want to emphasize again, i know the weather people are prone to hyping thins. this is the real deal. we're not hyping it. this is a seri
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
obama is tied with republican nominee mitt romney at 47% among likely voters. another 5% are undecided. tonight's debate will focus on foreign policy with the consulate attack in libya and the united states dealings with iran expected to take center stage. >>> and we want your take on tonight's debate. please share your thoughts with us on twitter. use the hash tag fox 5 you decide. we'll use some of those tweets as part of our special coverage as election day draws nearer. fox 5 news end you decide 2012 will focus on local and national candidates and issues. >>> starting turkd voters in d.c. can cast their ballots. >> early -- starting today, voters in d.c. can cast their ballots. >> you can vote at an early voting center in d.c. regardless of where you live. the early voting locations will be open now until november 3rd but will be closed on sundays. there is a full list of locations on myfoxdc.com. >>> new this monday morning, a new search for clues into the murder of a teenager in prince george's county. 18-year-old marckel ross was shot and killed while walking to school
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
november. >>> president obama is back at the white house after a blistering two days hitting several battleground states. he is staying in town attending a democratic committee meeting at the national headquarter in the district and taping a few interviews, one for mtv. mitt romney is in iowa today for what his campaign is calling a major speech on the economy this afternoon in ames. >>> the president also made history yesterday. he cast his vote in chicago becoming the first sitting president to do so before election day. after he cast his ballot, he joked that he can't say who he voted for. i think we know that. don't forget about our special election coverage. every night at 6:30, we break down the big issue for us and focus on both local and national races. fox 5 news end you decide 2012 starts after the news edge at 6:00. >>> growing worries about the nationwide mention -- meningitis outbreak including here in our area. [ male announcer ] if barack obama is re-elected, what will the next four years be like? one: the debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion. two:
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Oct 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
efforts by the obama campaign may not be working. the president and mitt romney are relatively even in their support from men and women. romney campaigned in ohio before heading to -- in iowa before heading to ohio. >> make sure they vote for me this time. >> the president will cast his birth early. this as both campaigns may be mulling over a troubling possibility come november 6th. a tie in the electoral college. a republican house would pick romney. >> the senate divides who the vice president is. would be still in democratic hands and pick joe biden. so you would have a romney bide enticket made president and vice president of the united states. it would be one crazy finish to one crazy election year. and this is one possible tie scenario where each candidate walks away with 269 electoral votes. in washington, fox news. >> a lot more people are voting early this year but could create problems. experts say the increase in absentee vogt raises the risks of lost votes and voter fraud. found that absentee votes are twice as likely not to be counted as modern voting machines. >> and now
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Oct 29, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that r now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. athat's what the plan georged allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, ohio o monday and president obama will head hope to -- home to chicago first where he will cast his ballot in early voting before returning to washington, brian. >> all right, tom fitzgerald. >>> and coming up at 6:30, fox 5 news edge 2012, has more on the political issues. we'll look at the battleground state of ohio and how important that state is to both candidates. plus, we're live at a rally from maryland's question 6. the controversial referendum on same-sex marriage. i'll be your host and we'll be joined by tom fitzgerald and mark plotkin. >>> a news alert in virginia. congressman jim moran's son patrick resigned from his father's campaign after he s caught on camera talking to someone about how to commit voter fraud. it was shot in virginia october 8th. that is a group headed by james o'keefe, the man who did the a.c.o.r.n. undercover videos in 2009. the man with the camera approached him and repeatedly asked how they can vote for 100 specific people who don't usually vote. >> put the name and address. [ indiscernible ] that is the law. >> to protect and they just have -- fo
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Oct 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
bicycle parts. the boy's mother found a disturbing facebook post. >> president obama hits the campaign trail and today will travel more than 5,000 miles in his busiest single day of re-election campaign. iowa, colorado, nevada and interview in la. governor mitt romney is also on the road attending campaign events in two states today. yesterday, president obama campaigned in ohio. tomorrow he visits virginia, florida and back in ohio. mitt romney will campaign in nevada and iowa today. he appeared with paul ryan in colorado yesterday. >>> and a reminder about our new election special. fox 5 news is our new show that deals with local and national candidates in the final weeks. you can see it at 6:30 every week night right here on fox 5. we're focusing on the maryland senate race. next week the candidates will debate live on fox 5 morning news. they will part next wednesday october 31st at 9:00 a.m. if you have a question for one of the candidates send it and we'll try to use it. >> new this morning, pope benedict the 16th has named 6 new cardinals. one of them is american. archbishop jam
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Oct 25, 2012 11:30pm EDT
parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> a legendary swim coach has been arrested accused of sexually abusing one of his students decades ago. rick curl was the co-founder of curl-burke swim club. this summer a now 43-year-old woman came forward and said curl sexually abused her when she was 13 and it later grew into a sexual relationship. fox's beth parker has more. >> reporter: rick curl is a swimming legend. today he is also an accused child abuser. >> he was captivating and i really don't understand why, but i just idolized him and i would have done anything, anything for him. >> reporter: kelly davies was a montgomery county kid with loyal parents and a passion for swimming. she said she felt her future as an athlete hinged on her connection to her coach rick curl. according to court documents, when davies was 13 years old curl began kissing and fondling her. investigators say by the time she was 15 she and curl were having intercourse. the documents say some of the incidents hap
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Oct 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
. burning the candle at both ends crisscrossing the country campaigning for support. >> president obama picks up where he left off yesterday in the middle of a marathon after spending the night on air force one. he will start the day in florida and fly to virginia to a rally in richmond. then back to his home town of chicago before ending the day in a battleground state for ohio. >> the late surge isn't making much of an impact. the latest national polls show the president tied with mitt romney. >> and mitt romney is spending a whole day in the buckeye state. the time in one state is just temporary. yesterday the governor blitzed other battleground states through appearances in nevada and iowa. >> real estate mobile donald trump has become a leading critic of obama. trump offered to donate $5 million to charity if the president releases his applications for college and his passport. the president poked fun last night in an appearance on the tonight show. >> this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> i got to give you that one. >> we had constant run ins on the
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Oct 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
obama will be at the white house today, he has several interviews scheduled, including one with mtv. governor mitt romney will campaign in ohio and iowa. and monday, president obama returns to virginia. >>> a new fox new poll of likely voters in virginia shows governor romney with 47% support compared to president obama's 45%. >>> and president obama is now first sitting u.s. president to vote before election day. he cast his vote at a polling site near his chicago home yesterday. illinois is one of several states that has early voting. the campaign camp says his participation will send a strong message to voters. >>> a lot of money pouring into the race. as of yesterday both campaigns have raised $2 billion. the eye popping figure puts the election on the track to be the costliest ever. the outpouring of donations is coming from both ordinary citizens and the richest americans, hoping to influence the election. >>> the 37th annual marine corps marathon and the 10k race take place sunday in northern virginia and d.c. runners from all over the world take part in what's now one of the
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
. we'll tell you how president obama and mitt romney are homing in with only a few days left to go. ft to go. . >>> straight up 6:00 on this thursday, october 25th. one more day to go until the weekend being folks. we got to get through this though today. look like a little bit of fog still hanging around out there on your morning commute. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news and tucker barnesis here. >> certainly the potential for it. what you are referring to is hurricane sandy. category two hurricane. let's take a look at it. it really intensified in the last 24 hours and looking fairly impressive on our satellite signature here. you can see the eye there now emerging off the northern shore of could you be a maximum wind, 105 with gusts to 115. it has the potential to be close enough to the mid high pressure atlantic that it could interact with a cold front that will an approaching and we could be in for some soaking rains and maybe some railroad gusty wind. we'll have more on that come be up. there is the latest with sandy. we are coolin
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> president obama and local officials are warning the 50 million residents to take the weather system seriously or risk taking their own lives into their own hands. >> don't question the instructions that are being begin because this is a serious storm and it could potentially have fatal consequences of people don't act quickly. >> the days ahead are going to be very difficult. there will be people who die and are killed in this storm. >> reporter: authorities warn new york city may see the worst of the storm surge with sea water threatening to flood lower manhattan. >> not underestimate this storm. these forecasts for the surge are really extraordinary, and they're talking about surges that we have not seen before. >> president obama has declared emergencies in six atlanta states. craig beside well, fox news. >>> let's take you downstairs to the weather department. what struck me at the top of this hour is they mentioned, sue and gary did, how the storm is speeding up and impacting the area faster. i wonder if that's good sign in many respects. >> sue what's the word? >> reporter: i
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Oct 22, 2012 9:00am EDT
for the dc counsel at a forum in northwest last night. >> president obama and governor romney face off one more time in a final time in the formal debate tonight, joining us now with a preview from boca, florida, is the fox business network, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> how important is this third and final debate tonight? >> reporter: very important. it's the last pitch to voters. when you think take into account, allison, the first debate largely seen as a romney- victory. the second debate largely seen as a venue for president obama to come back to reassert himself, got that last time, this is the last pitch they have to make for voters. this has been such a tight election, its gotten closer after the first debate. it's vital these two guys make the pitch tonight and really the lasting venue they'll have going into the election just a couple weeks away. >> you sort of mentioned the first debate and you talked about that, everyone going plop, the second with president obama did, with the town hall debate last time, and i know the format is different now, is that so
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Oct 29, 2012 4:25am EDT
barack obama is scrapping plans to campaign in three states and will instead attend only one rally this morning in florida. he will be back at the white house to monitor the campaign. mitt romney canceled three stops in virginia yesterday and an event scheduled in new hampshire for tomorrow. >>> hurricane sandy is also causing some trouble with early voting. the lines stretched around some polling places ahead of the storm on saturday. look at the line there. fox 5's maureen umeh sat down with mark plotkin to talk about more on this. >> reporter: fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins us now to talk more about the impact of sandy on voting. >> i didn't know i was going to be the weather man. >> early voting being compromised because of this. how will this affect the race? >> you know that governor romney canceled a trip to virginia beach. that is a very pivotal area that republicans thought they would immediate to do well in and any visit there delayed or postponed obviously hurts a candidate. he is going to ohio. so is president obama. in terms of the eastern coast, north caro
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
, president obama and governor romney are canceling some of their campaign events because of the hurricane. the president is in florida this morning but canceled stops in three other states. >> romney is heading away from the east coast today to campaign in ohio, iowa and wisconsin. >>> hurricane sandy is also causing some trouble with early voting. the lines stretched around some polling places saturday as people tried to beat the storm and go vote. >> and we continue to track hurricane sandy. coming up next, we'll get the latest from tucker barnes who is tracking it for us. we'll be right back. anncr: every president inherits challenges. few have faced so many. four years later... our enemies have been brought to justice. our heroes are coming home. assembly lines are humming again. there are still challenges to meet. children to educate. a middle class to rebuild. but the last thing we should do is turn back nonow. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. a west virginia casino launching the biggest ad barrage ever. don't be misled. the washington post
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Oct 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
energize their base. both president obama and governor romney brought up the economy but most of the night was devoted to foreign policy including iran and other hot spots. >> you look at the record of the last four years and say is iran closer to a bomb, yes. is the middle east in few molt -- tumolt, yes. >> as long as i am president of the united states iran will not get a nuclear weapon. i made that clear when i came in office. we organized the strongest coalition and the strongest sanctions against iran in history. >> today president obama campaigns in florida and ohio, two key states. mitt romney is in nevada and colorado tonight te key states. election day is two weeks away with the race still wide open. joining us now with a look at how each presidential camp is planning its camp to victory is leonard steinhorn. thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> we are getting down to the wire. we can focus on the numbers as the campaigns are doing. they each have different scenarios for how they get to the number 270 for electoral votes. let me ask you this. i have a feeling t
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Oct 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
day. >> today, it is back to the battleground state. president barack obama will be in florida and ohio. republican presidential nominee former governor mitt romney will be in nevada and colorado. now, last night, the two faced off in their fume and third debate, the focus foreign policy. polls out show that president obama was the winner. he took a more aggressive approach than the previous two debates. one of the most notable moments was when the two sparred over the size of the military. >> let's talk about military spending. that is this. >> 0 seconds. >> our navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. the and a halfy sawed they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. we are now down to 285. we are headed down to the low 200s. that is unacceptable to me. you want to make sure we have the ships that are required by our navy. >> i think governor rome me maybe hasn't spent enough time hooking how the military worksen you mentioned the navy and we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. we all have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. we ha
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Oct 23, 2012 7:00am EDT
president obama and mitt romney, the last phase in the race for the white house begins this morning. they held their final debate in florida last night. mr. obama was aggressive and lit up twitter with a couple of zippingers while government romney spent a lot of time on the offensive. doug luzader takes a closer look. >> reporter: they sat down at the table last night with the same ultimate goal in mind, and that is, of course, winning come november 6th. they have two different strategies to get there. >> this debate begins as they do, with a handshake. as they headed to their seats, they had different objectives. romney, to preserve his momentum, the president to get some back. when romney questioned cuts to the navy, a critical issue in the battleground state of virginia, the president delivered what his supporters think was the line of the night. >> you mentioned the navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than in 1916. governor, we have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changeed. >> reporter: we the split screen may have told the story, with
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
major problems. >>> 15 days away from electing a new president. president obama and mitt romney taking on foreign policy. fox news correspondent craig bosswell is live with the latest. >> reporter: good evening to you, all gets underway in three hours. both candidates are sitting at a table and pointing out their differences on foreign policy. there will be six 15-minute segments and no opening statement and this is underway in three hours and that is beginning with america's role in the world and china and the changing world and how to deal with that. president obama coming in u usually the incumbent has the advantage on a foreign policy debate, but mitt romney has inroads here with shifting answers on what happened at the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. expect that to be one of the first topics to come up here and on china. if you -- there is going to be a lot of talk on china, the world's second largest economy expected to surpass the u.s. economy. the decisions, trade with china will have ramifications down the road for the u.s. a lot to debate tonight and tonight'
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Oct 29, 2012 9:00am EDT
obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. imillion dollars for marylanded one hundred schools.ty... question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of dollars... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland. baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote for question seven. >>> hurricane sandy trying to regain some strength before dumping inches of rain on to the east coast, it did regain some strength overnight. the storm's track could be shifting a bit. we're going to check in with tucker in just a few moments. >>> a view of the storm from space shows just how huge it is, cameras on the international space station caught the immense sides last thursday over the bahamas. it's about 400-miles across, do you know how huge that is? 400-miles across, but the hurricane has
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
day. president obama's getting a big endorsement from retired general collin powell. mitt romney remines on the attack and spend his day in the critical battleground state of ohio. >> reporter: a busy day out there and the presidents in the middle of a non-stop, 48-hour marathon. this brought him to our area in virginia and while mitt romney continues to hail the president on jobs and economy. president obama thanked collin powell for his endorsement. the former secretary of state who said he is a republican, also endorsed the president in 2008. mitt romney, meanwhile, made several stops in battleground state of ohio today and ending up in worthington, north columbus -- worthington in columbus and speaking with about his policies being a failure. >> the president's plan, keep on spending more than we take in, a trillion more a year and this is putting a burden on you and will crush the american dream if he's re-elected and that is why paul ryan and i have a plan to get america on track to cut spending, to cap federal spinning and to get us on track to a balanced budget. >> i was
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Oct 22, 2012 4:25am EDT
obama and governor mitt romney and this one is all about foreign policy. the candidates will face off over questions about iran, libya and china. preparations have been under way. the school in florida has spent $5 million preparing for tonight's debate. >>> don't forget about our new show starting tonight, fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 will run for the next two weeks until election day. send us your tweets and we'll use them for the new program that begins at 6:30 tonight on fox 5. >>> the skips overcame turnovers and injuries to take a three high pressure point lead over the giants. a robert griffin iii touchdown pass to santana moss with less than three minutes to go. thekins lose 27-23. dave ross has more. >> reporter: the good, 480 yards of total offense. the bad, four turnovers. they can handle three but the fourth one did them in. but the ugly, an achilles tear to tight end fred davis who is out for the year. >> the guys that stepped up in his spot played extremely well. i thought it was great to see them step up in that situation. but losing fred is huge, in my opinion. he i
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Oct 23, 2012 4:25am EDT
and last night we had three voters that listened in on the debate. an obama supporter, a romney voter and an undecided voter. here's what they had to say. >> i was more interested in seeing where -- some concrete plans where they wanted to go in the future and i didn't see a clear difference between the two. i was a little disappointed with obama. i felt that he won the attack on romney as opposed to what are you going to do. >> i think mitt romney's choice to not necessarily go further in the discussion in libya until more information was provided was very presidential and show add lot of leadership that wasn't out there before. >> he's very decisive. i think that's very important. as the commander in chief i think he showed his leadership and strong finish his decision. >> all right. and this day, programming note for you. we have a new show that's airing on fox 5. it started last night. fox 5 news lets you decide 2012. it focuses on both local and national candidates and issues during the last two weeks of the campaign. the show airs every day at 6:30 p.m. tweet us your thoug
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